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get the royal treatment

To receive extravagant treatment or elaborate attention and care. At our spa, we make sure all our customers get the royal treatment. By signing up with us, your website will get the royal treatment from our team of professional web developers!
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give (someone) the royal treatment

To treat someone or something extravagantly; to give someone or something elaborate attention and care. At our spa, we give all of our customers the royal treatment. Give your website the royal treatment with one of our professional web development kits now!
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right royal

1. Very fine, enjoyable, or excellent. Primarily heard in UK. I can't wait for Friday—we're going to have a right royal night out on the town. It meant a lot to me that my parents put out such a right royal welcome for me when I came home from university.
2. Absolute; utter; extreme. Primarily heard in UK. This course I started last month is a right royal pain in my arse. Well, this is a right royal mess you've found yourself in, eh Bob?
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a battle royal

1. A fight in which more than two participants are involved and the last person to survive is declared the winner. The men were eager to see who would be declared the wrestling champion at the end of the battle royal.
2. A heated argument. Things got pretty heated between the union and the school board at the meeting last night. It was quite the battle royal!
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a battle royal

a classic, hard-fought battle or argument. The meeting turned into a battle royal and everyone left angry.
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a royal pain

a great annoyance. This guy's a royal pain, but we have to put up with him because he's the boss. the royal treatment very good treatment; very good and thoughtful care of a person. I was well cared for. They gave me the royal treatment. I got the royal treatment when I stayed at that expensive hotel.
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There is no royal road to learning.

Prov. Learning things requires work. Sue: I don't see why we have to do homework every night. Why can't we just listen to the lectures? Nancy: There is no royal road to learning.
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royal pain

n. someone or something irritating; a severe annoyance. Her questions were a royal pain, but I had to answer them as part of my job.
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the royal road

A way or method that presents no difficulties: the royal road to success.
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References in classic literature ?
The hubbub of eager voices grew intense; and in the midst of it all, the gate at the far end of the field opened and five men entered and escorted a lady upon horseback across the arena to the royal box.
The king returned amidst the silence of a vast multitude to the Palais Royal.
By bribes of gingerbread of her own making, stamped with a royal crown, she tempted their sunny sportiveness beneath the gloomy portal of the Province House, and would often beguile them to spend a whole play-day there, sitting in a circle round the verge of her hoop petticoat, greedily attentive to her stories of a dead world.
le Prince has charged me to convey this letter to your royal highness, and I am to wait for an answer to it.
The royal palace of Tamaahmaah was a large house of two stories; the lower of stone, the upper of wood.
These low, commodious wagons moved two abreast, and on either side of them marched solid ranks of mounted warriors, for in the chariots were the women and children of the royal court.
Ferguson's speech in "The Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London.
Have I brought out of the solution according to the wishes or the foresight of your royal highness?
The maid's cheek darkened beneath the satin of her transparent skin, and the eyes of Astok, Prince of Dusar, darkened, too, as he read that which passed unspoken between the two in the royal gardens of the jeddak.
There followed another band after this, which was called the Royal Court Band, because the members all lived in the palace.
Ozma was thinking of the time when with Dorothy and her army she marched to the Nome King's underground cavern, beyond the Land of Ev, and forced the old monarch to liberate his captives, who belonged to the Royal Family of Ev.
When the Wonderful Wizard reigned the Soldier with the Green Whiskers was a very good Royal Army, for people feared the Wizard.
There, in a secluded bower, the two lovers whispered their hopes and plans, unmindful of the royal charge playing neglected among the flowers and shrubbery of the garden.
Royal was the heavy-lidded, lazy, insolent way he looked out of his eyes.
Be good enough to enter, sir, and make yourself at home in the rooms our Royal Ozma has ordered prepared for you.